April 27, 2012
Week in Review 4.23 – 4.27
It’s been seven days since the last week in review, which means it is time for another one. Keep reading to catch up on some things you might have missed.
1.) It looks like social networking has gone to the dogs! MatchPuppy is a new website that allows pet owners to find a pal for their dog. Although currently only available in New York City, people are already barking about MatchPuppy.
2.) In other news, pop culture and politics collided when President Barack Obama teamed up with Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to “Slow Jam the News.” With a heavy bass line and Obama’s velvety voice, many people are quickly becoming more interested in politics.
3.) Has startup Chirpify figured out how to bring shopping to Twitter? This week, the company received $1.3 million in funding to develop their idea. Chirpify allows a user to connect their Twitter and Paypal accounts. Merchants tweet out a link to their product, and once a user replies to the tweet with the word “buy”, the transaction is immediately reflected in your Paypal account. Do you think shopping on Twitter will take off, or is Chirpify merely a flash in the pan?
4.) You may have noticed something new in your Facebook news feed this week. Facebook’s Trending Articles feature has received a re-design. A sleeker, streamlined module displays only one story at a time, but allows the user to click arrows to scroll to the next story. This new design integrates smoothly into the news feed for a more aesthetically pleasing experience.
5.) Going to the London Olympics? You might not want to use Instagram to take photos. In a surprising statement, the Olympic Organizing Committee said ticket holders who take pictures may only use them for private use and cannot publish them to social networking sites. That idea definitely does not get a gold medal.
6.) A new ad for Google Chrome has been making its way into the hearts and computer monitors of Internet users everywhere. The cute video tells the story of a man trying to get back together with one who got away.